Rukmini Becerra Lubies is Assistant Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Campus Villarrica and Researcher at the Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Research (  and at the Center of Políticas y Prácticas en Educación ( She received her Ph.D. from the College of Education at the University of Washington in Seattle United States, in the field of language literacy and culture.

In the last few years she has been the lead researcher of the following projects: a) “Building, learning and sharing a place: the challenge of intercultural bilingual education for intercultural preschools and Mapuche communities in the Araucanía Region (FONDECYT Iniciación, National Grant), and ) Huerteando cultivo mi cultura: the garden as a space for linguistic and cultural revitalization of the Mapuche languange in earlychildhood scientific education (Conicyt Explora, National Grant)

Her main areas of research interest are:

  • Intercultural and Bilingual Education
  • Teacher Education
  • Indigenous Language Revitalization
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Qualitative and Participatory Methodologies

Visiting GRITIM-UPF from January 2020 to March 2020.